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Blown speaker after only 6 months.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Esquillama, Mar 2, 2006.


  1. Well, I called Carvin yesterday to ask about a sound I was
    getting out of my 6 month old PS10 speaker. It sounded
    like there might have been a "tiny tear" in the paper of the cone.
    But I found out after talking to them that the voice coil is
    probably blown. I was told how to do a couple of tests, and
    after performing these tests, it seems I have a blown voice coil.

    That's a real bummer, 'cause I'm getting my new Schroeder
    in about a week or less, and I'm planning on selling this cabinet.
    Now, I'll have to replace this speaker before I can sell.
    Oh, well, I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.

    Just wanted to vent a little.
     
  2. CanadianBass48

    CanadianBass48

    May 8, 2005
    Ont, Can
    Thats too bad about the speaker. It isn't under warrenty at all then eh? 1+ for the schroeder dude. nice
     
  3. Nope, 90 day warranty.
    Oh well.
     
  4. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    If it's any consolation, it won't happen again. I'm one of the few who has managed to damage a driver in a Schroeder (when it was more than six months old). When I Emailed Jorg about it, I didn't even ask... he immediately OFFERED to send out a replacement at no charge.

    Amazing customer service, that.
     
  5. The damaged speaker was a CARVIN not Schroeder.

    I'm getting the Schroeder in about a week.
    The Carvin I've been using for about 13 years.
     
  6. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    I understand.

    The point was, ONCE you get your Schro, I can tell you from experience that a 6-month-old blown driver will be exchanged - you won't be left holding the bag.

    Sorry it happened to you this time.
     
  7. That's just another reason why I'm so happy about
    "going Schroeder". The service aspect is top notch.
    I can't wait to be part of the "in crowd" (heh, heh)
     
  8. m2o03

    m2o03

    Feb 27, 2006
    Iowa
    Me too. Can't wait to be a part of the Schroeder gang!
    I'll have mine in a few short weeks; i'm pumped!:hyper:
     
  9. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Look into getting the driver reconed instead of replaced. It's much cheaper.
     
  10. I asked about that, and I was told it would be about the same.
    So I might as well get a new one. This is not true?
     
  11. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Usually it's quite a bit cheaper because it reuses the frame and magnet, but I guess it depends on the build of the driver and availability of recone kits.
     
  12. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Reconing is generally cheaper with EXPENSIVE drivers. As the driver price goes lower you'll find that it's as cheap or cheaper to get a new driver.